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Doubts linger over murder of Mexican activist Samir Flores

Twelve days after the murder of Indigenous environmental activist Samir Flores Soberanes, Mexican authorities have neither determined a motive for the crime nor detained any suspects. Flores, an Indigenous Náhautl radio producer and member of the People’s Front in Defense of the Land and Water for the states of Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala (FPDTA), died on 20 February 2019, after…
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4 marzo, 2019
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Environmental activist Samir Flores shot to death days before pipeline referendum

Indigenous Náhuatl land defender and radio producer Samir Flores Soberanes was shot to death early Wednesday morning in the community of Amilcingo in the state of Morelos, Mexico. Flores was an outspoken opponent of a thermal-electric plant and gas pipeline that form part of the Integral Project for Morelos, originally proposed in 2010 but recently promoted by Mexican President Andrés…
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21 febrero, 2019
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Genealogy of the Nochixtlán Massacre: an emblematic case of the decline of human rights in Mexico

  On June 19th, 2016, prolonged tensions due to the Mexican government’s educational reform came to a head in Asunción Nochixtlán, a Mixtec municipality an hour’s drive from Oaxaca City, where at least 8 people were killed and 226 civilian injured during protests. During this incident, the  government of Oaxaca—a southern territory known for Indigenous and popular resistance—once again proved…
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24 enero, 2019
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“Oaxaca, Mining-Free Territory”: Communities demand a moratorium as AMLO takes office

On December 10th, communities and civil society organizations gathered in the central plaza of Oaxaca City to present the conclusions and final report of the first Peoples’ Trial against the State and Mining Companies in Oaxaca. This historic tribunal—in which representatives of 52 Indigenous and farming communities judged corporate and government actors for polluting their land and violating their rights—has…
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12 diciembre, 2018
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Civil Society demands UN attention to Human Rights recommendations

Civil society organization “EDUCA – Una Educación Alternativa A.C.” strongly advises the UN to include the following suggestions in their final recommendations release at the end of the UPR evaluation on Human Rights in Mexico. These suggestions include and consider the current Human Rights situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, as it was documented and listed by various civil…
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5 noviembre, 2018
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Authorities Criminalize Humanitarian Aid to “Migrant Exodus” in Veracruz

In the following statement, the Human Rights Observation Mission in Veracruz denounces threats from Mexican police and immigration officials; “We have been treated like human traffickers” (Read the original statement in Spanish) Córdoba, Veracruz. November 3, 2018, 20:00 hours. Mexican federal police and immigration authorities threatened to initiate legal proceedings against Julián Verónica, priest of the Paraje Parish in the…
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4 noviembre, 2018
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Oaxaca Citizens’ Report – Chapter 8: Feminicide Violence

As the United Nations prepares to review Mexico’s human rights recordin November, civil societyorganizations in Oaxaca publish their own evaluation,from one of the states with the highest number of violations in the country. In the following series Educa, a contributor to the report, summarizes its main findings: In Oaxaca, femicide—the killing of a woman or girl, in particular by a…
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29 octubre, 2018